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Gordy's Hi-Hat opens Wednesday

Spring really is here, because Gordy's Hi-Hat is opening Wednesday, April 8. Owner Dan Lundquist made it official on April Fool's Day, changing the sign to reveal the new opening day. The now...


1918: A deadly confluence of influenza and forest fire

The following historical account on the flu pandemic in 1918 comes from the Minnesota Historical Society and its MNopedia project that tracks Minnesota history online and includes the history feature...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. March 22 1882 A guilty verdict on several counts is rendered in the impeachment trial of Judge Eugene St. Julien Cox of St. Peter, who had been...


Wright/Cromwell news

With the advent of the coronavirus, there will be, and already have been, many cancellations in our area. The worst one, at least for our girls basketball team, was the sudden cancellation of the...


The joy of jumping

With the temperature climbing into the 40s Saturday, the conditions weren't exactly perfect for the annual City Ski Meet at Cloquet's Pine Valley. Too much snow had already melted to use the 40-meter...


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams as they finished another very successful season and good luck at state to the girls! The girls team was set to play at 3 p.m. Thursday March 12.... Full story


Music returns to Common Ground

Dan Bremnes “Wherever I go” 2020 Spring tour and documentary screening is coming to Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli at 103 Avenue C Sunday, March 15 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. This intimate acoustic performance will feature hit records... Full story


City ski meet set for Saturday at Pine Valley

The annual Cloquet City meet is set for Saturday, March 7 at Cloquet’s Pine Valley park. The event, sponsored by the Cloquet Ski Club, features ski jumping and Nordic ski races for all ages. As of... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. March 6 1857 The U.S. Supreme Court renders the Dred Scott decision, in which the justices declare that enslaved Missouri man Dred Scott, not being a citizen but rather property, has no right... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Leo Dahlberg Ccelebrated his 86th Bbirthday with a family and friends party at Cardinal Court on Sunday, March 1. We wish him Happy Bbirthday!y. Happy Birthday wishes also go out to Jake Bok of... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    March 6, 2020

Carlton News

Think Spring! The weather has given us hope that spring may be closer than we think. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and people are greeting each other with a smile. (I am trying to... Full story


Remember when? Scanlon's Sather's store

The Sather's store in Scanlon was opened up in 1903 by Ole Sather, who was born in 1869 in Norway and came to America when he was 16 years old. He came to Scanlon when the town was a thriving young...


It's hats on for this art show

The Artful Hat Show is coming to the Pine Knot News office 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who would like to come is invited to wear their favorite hat, and come admire other hats and others' hats,... Full story


Cheering on the Lumberjacks at state

CEC Lumberjacks fans cheered on the girls hockey team at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on the first day of the Minnesota State Girls Hockey Tournament. The fans will get two more chances to cheer as...


Chill Winterfest brings people out to Carlton

At a balmy 18 degrees Saturday, the weather was perfect for Carlton's annual Winterfest festivities. Outside the Four Seasons Sports Complex, about 65 people of all ages played a round of Mini Hook... Full story


Polka music, dancing create 'family' vibe at senior dances

Dancers twirled to the music of Florian Chmielewski at the Cloquet VFW last Wednesday afternoon, like so many other Wednesdays before. The dance floor fills up for every song played by Lindy's Band,... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

I’ve had some pretty strange things happen to me lately. On Feb. 6, I motored to McGregor to visit a friend and take another friend out to lunch when a strange, feral cat appeared in my van. I was... Full story


Annual Blue Jean Ball is a denim good time

Some might say that communities are more divided than ever. But if you joined us last Saturday night at the Otter Creek Ballroom at Black Bear Casino & Resort, you would agree that we are...


Blanket Donation

Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members and staff posed in an emergency room with a stack of fleece blankets donated by the auxiliary to be given to young children who come in. The CMH...


Raising digital kids is topic of coming film

Have you ever wondered how to manage all the technology your kids use? Have you wanted to know what experts recommend and what rules other families are implementing? Area parents are invited to the Proctor High School auditorium Monday, Feb. 3 to...


Learn all about beekeeping

The fifth annual “Beekeeping and More!” symposium is coming up Feb. 15 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced beekeeper, there’s something for everyone. The first workshop held in 2016 drew in mo...


Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for s... Full story


Food tasting is back by demand

What could be better than sampling delicious local food items and raising money for education at the same time? Food for Thought is a tasting event where area businesses offer food specialties for... Full story


Strange tales coming to library

Storyteller Chad Lewis says he expects to bring a "bizarre" evening of tales from "the dark side of winter" to the Cloquet Public Library on Jan. 16. He may indeed be right, given his descriptions....


Food tasting is Jan. 16

The seventh annual Food for Thought: A Tasting Event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is set for Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. It’s a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund....


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